Standing proudly at the upper end of Ariccia, the beautiful baroque palace of Chigi is a testament to the great wealth of the Chigi family. The family became one of the most important Papal dynasties, whose wealth and influence extended into Rome. The palace was built in the later years of the 16th century, and was altered to a grander baroque style in the 1660s. Since then, it has remained virtually unchanged, making it fascinating to explore.
An Italian heritage
A sizeable collection of paintings adore Palazzo Chigi Di Ariccia's walls, and there is also a beautiful range of sculptures and decorations on display. Some of these have always been in the palace; others were brought here following the sale of the family's Roman palace in 1918. Yet all of the impressive items on display are original pieces have belonged to the Chigi family for centuries. The magnificent palace was donated by the Chigi family to the city of Aricci in 1988, and today the building serves as a museum dedicated to telling the family's story.